I invest in my students so that they can invest in themselves. To advance the latter, I encourage a growth mindset and challenge students to bring out their best performance. Also, as a firm believer that education is a key component of human maturity, I am passionate about helping my students see what is at stake in the humanities and social science topics I specialize in.
My academic background is in philosophy and political science: I received a BA in government from the University of Virginia in 2010, and an MA and an MPhil in philosophy from Columbia University in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Having served as a teaching assistant for or taught numerous courses in these fields, I am especially interested in tutoring in them. (My specializations include 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy and American constitutional law and theory.)
Nonetheless, I am excited about working with students in a range of subjects, including: AP and college-level European, US, and world (general) history; reading and writing standardized test prep; academic and essay writing; and AP English and introductory college composition and literature.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Philosophy, Philosophy
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 800
My nose is usually in a book or, sub-optimally, looking at a screen. When this isn't the case, though, I enjoy cycling, exploring Brooklyn and New York City, and relaxing with my two cats, Snowball and Teddy.
AP US History
College Level American History
College Political Science
College World History
High School Writing
US Constitutional History